Chancery quarto; double columns (3 columns in 2a-2d), a3 recto: 52 lines plus headline, 169 (180) x 117 mm; types: 110G(b), 65G; initial spaces with guide letters.
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, B586
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, V, 383
Incunabula short title catalogue, ib00586000
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy BS75.1487 imperfect: a1 (blank) wanting. Large initials rubricated in interlocking red and blue. Smaller initials in alternating blue or red, with capital strokes and paragraph markers in red. Conjugate leaves &3.6 bound-in before &2.7. Leaf dimensions: 222 x 165 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy BS75.1487 with bookplate of the BPL Benton Fund. Ink stamp of the Royal Library of Munich on a2 verso. Leaf a2 recto: ownership inscription of Schöntal Abbey ("Monasterij B.M.V. in Speciosa Valle"); "Sum ex libris Joannis Voet Kissingensis 1613."; presentation inscription signed by "Philippi Hyllij" and dated 1614. Early marginalia throughout. Formerly housed with this volume was a postcard from Emil Offenbacher to Herbert J. Rosenstern marked Sept. 18, 1946 discussing scarcity of the edition. Purchased 1999.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy BS75.1487 bound in early blind tooled calf over wooden boards. Spine rebacked in deteriorated calf. Original clasps and catches removed.
Text loss due to tight margins. No page assertions. No title page found. No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.